(NaturalNews) An Australian professor has developed a new vaccine delivery technology that could make it easier than ever for people to quickly and painlessly receive infusions of chemicals and live viruses directly into their bodies - and it does not even involve the use of a needle. According to a report in the Brisbane Times
, Professor Mark Kendall's "Nanopatch" contains thousands of microscopic "points" capable of injecting vaccine components directly into the skin, and all without the need for a needle.
The patch is reportedly smaller than the size of a postage stamp, and costs far less to produce and transport than a traditional vaccine. It works by injecting a dry coat of vaccine material directly from its many points into the outer layer of a person's skin, a novel delivery method that Prof. Kendall says is more efficient and causes less pain than needles and other more common vaccine delivery methods. And if successful in trials, the Nanopatch could potentially become the new vaccine standard.
"To the naked eye it looks like a patch. But if we look under a microscope, we see thousands of projections that we dry-coat vaccine to," says Prof. Kendall. "These are invisible to the naked eye - you really have to look under a microscope to see - and then we apply the patch to the skin. Those little projections breach through the tough outer layer of the skin and deliver the vaccines, directly to thousands of immune cells."
Will nanopatches be safer than traditional vaccines? Probably not
But will this new technology avoid the use of mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum, and the many other vaccine additives linked to causing neurological damage, autoimmune disease, and other health damage? It is difficult to say, as human trials are only just now beginning in both New Guinea and Australia. But one thing is for sure - mainstream medicine appears to be chomping at the bit for a new vaccine
delivery method to emerge that will influence more people to get vaccinated.
According to a study published in the journal Small
, the patch itself is completely dissolvable, which means it bears no risk of inducing so-called "needle-stick injury," a type of piercing wound on the skin that results from accidental needle pricks. Vaccine delivered via Nanopatches also cost up to 100 times less than vaccines
delivered via needles, which means it is a likely choice for governments like those in the U.S. that may attempt to mass-vaccinate their populations.
"When compared to a needle and syringe, a Nanopatch is cheap to produce and it is easy to imagine a situation in which a government might provide vaccinations for a pandemic such as swine flu to be collected from a chemist or sent in the mail," adds Prof. Kendall.Sources for this article include:http://www.brisbanetimes.com.auhttp://www.aibn.uq.edu.auhttp://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com